The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the Boko Haram insurgency would soon be a thing of the past.
Minimah said that the security agencies would address the Boko Haram security challenge very soon.
Speaking while delivering the guest of honours speech at the commissioning of a block of classrooms and the foundation laying ceremony of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association Model Secondary School, Kurudu, Abuja, the army chief commended the members of NAOWA for their support to their husbands involved in securing the country against threats especially in the ongoing counter-terrorism war in the North-East.
He urged them to continue to sustain the support to their spouses as they confront the security threats in the country, which he said would soon be a thing of the past.
He said, “Permit me to commend you on the supports you have given us as wives and mothers in our absence as we are busy working on the security challenges of this nation, as you have remained the rock behind us and also shared our pains and joy of this profession.
“I can only pray that all your efforts come out fulfilled at the end so that you share the joy of this very profession at the top that I am.
“I also urge you to continue to identify with the activities of the Nigerian Army especially at this time that we have this security challenges and indeed we will prevail in a little while.
“I wish to assure the National president and all members of NAOWA that the Nigerian Army will always support you and provide an enabling environment for you to achieve your destined and desired objectives”, he said.
Minimah also expressed gratitude to President Goodluck Jonathan for his unflinching support to the Nigerian Army in its effort to enthrone peace in the country.
The army chief, who also commended Nigerians for the support to the security agencies, sympathised with them for being at the receiving end of the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
“Let me also express our appreciation to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for his entire support to the Nigerian Army”.